Tons of savory flavors are packed into this holiday-friendly cedar plank-smoked Salmon Cheese Ball! Pairing it with all the fixings of a Niçoise salad on a Crudités Platter makes it an even more inviting party appetizer.
Combine salmon, cream cheese, cheddar, yogurt, scallions, cilantro, garlic powder, five spice, and salt in a medium bowl. Use a rubber spatula to mix well.
Lightly spray a large piece of plastic wrap with olive oil spray. Scoop the cheese mixture into a pile in the middle of the plastic. Using the plastic wrap to help, form the mixture into a ball and seal. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or up to 2 days.
When ready to serve, combine walnuts and sesame seeds in a shallow bowl. Roll the cheese ball in the mixture, pressing to adhere.
Niçoise Crudités Platter
Place cheese ball in the center of a large serving board. Arrange vegetables, crackers, eggs, nuts, and olives around the cheese ball on the board.
Place mustard, oil, and vinegar into small bowls or jars and arrange in the empty spaces. Garnish with fresh basil and serve immediately.
Nutrition facts include only the ingredients in the cheese ball.